Boone County is located in northern Illinois. The County Seat is Belvidere and the largest city is Belvidere. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.boonecountyil.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 53,869 and the 2010 census population was 54,167. The land area is 280.72 square miles and there are 193 persons per square mile.
93.2% of the population is White, 2.6% is Black or African American, 20.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 85.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $158,800, there are 17,938 households, an average of 3.00 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,888, the median household income is $60,893, and 11.3% of the persons in Boone County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,425. Retail sales (in $1000) were $454,857, and sales per capita were $8,556. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.8%.
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